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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Dasylirion acrotrichum 

Durable accent.  Full sun.  Tolerates reflected heat.  Develops short, thick trunk while reaching mature size 6' tall by 5' wide.  Give room, as spiny leaf margins are sharp.  Resembles Dasylirion wheeleri but acid-green and faster. Bloom stalk to 10'.  The leaves terminate into a wisp of fibers.  Native in north-central Mexico.

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